Dr. Douglas Inman
Dr. Douglas Inman, Project Director, is a Research Professor of Oceanography and founding Director of the Center for Coastal Studies at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. He holds degrees in Physics, Geology, Electronics, and a Ph.D. in Oceanography. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, and he has served as a UNESCO Lecturer in Marine Science in a number of countries. Dr. Inman is the author of over two hundred scientific publications, he was Technical Director for the Orbit Award-Winning Film, The Beach: A River of Sand, and he has received the American Society of Civil Engineers International Coastal Engineering Award (1988) and the Ocean Science Educator Award (1990) from the Office of Naval Research. During his career, he and his students have pioneered the fields of nearshore and coastal processes. Their research provides the physical-mathematical relations that underlie the modeling of coastal morphology.
Dr. Pat Masters
Dr. Patricia Masters, Project Manager, is a Volunteer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Biology. She is an author of over 50 scientific papers in biogeochemistry, environmental organic chemistry, marine archaeology, and reconstruction of coastal paleoenvironments. A primary research interest is the use of archaeological data as proxies for marine and estuarine habitat change during the Holocene. She organized an international symposium on paleocoastlines, land bridges, and marine archaeology and was senior editor of the symposium volume, Quaternary Coastlines and Marine Archaeology. | Article from Transect, p. 12 |
Dr. Peter Adams
Dr. Peter Adams, Process Geomorphologist, is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida. His research focuses on understanding the physical processes responsible for the geomorphic evolution of landscapes through field instrumentation and numerical modeling. His publications include studies of wave energy and sea cliff retreat processes, longshore sediment transport along macrotidal coasts, and the influence of climate change on coastal geomorphology. He has collaborated with scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey on projects to monitor the California coastal wave climate and to investigate beach dynamics along mixed-sediment coasts in south central Alaska.
Leah Hogarth, Graduate Student Researcher, is in the Marine Geology Ph.D. program at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She holds a B.S. in Geological Sciences. Leah is interested in shoreline erosion and morphology and in using stratigraphy interpreted from seismic data for modeling nearshore sedimentation processes.